Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Just a Touch of Blissdom…

After the time I spent with these spectacular women, it would be an injustice if I didn’t share at least some reflections with you on the time we spent together at Blissdom.

I’ve gotta start with my roomies. Other people in blogland may claim to have the best ones, but I SO won the draw on this one. It’s one of those moments in life where you know you were just meant to be friends with these women. You could say it was my “Aha” moment.

Me, Sarah, Beth, Rhoda

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While I want to be sensitive about singling out how much I loved one particular person or another, meeting Sarah was a really big deal for me. I always felt like we could be friends, and I was spot on. She is exactly what I had hoped she would be and more.

Had I known how much I was going to adore Shauna, I wouldn’t have wasted another breath spending time without her. We have too much in common, and she really made me laugh. Hats off to you, girl! That’s not always an easy thing to do!

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If there’s any doubt who the nicest woman on the planet is, let me make it clear for you. It’s Richella. Yeah, that Richella. The one who makes you feel like the greatest woman in the world every time you’re around her. Loved her.

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How lucky am I to have two of my bloggy Bff’s in a picture together? I generally don’t like to be friends with attractive people in order to make myself feel better. I guess I’ll make an exception for these gorgeous girls.

Beth, Layla

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Myra, me, Richella, Sarah, Traci, Rhoda

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How can I even begin to explain Traci (far right)? She’s a woman who knows how to make fun of herself, and I immediately fell in love with that. She’s funny, charming, sincere, and genuine. Who wouldn’t love to be her friend?

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Marian. One of the most talented women out there, and I was so glad that her personality was just as wonderful!

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Here we are in our “Blissdom Newsletter” pose…

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And here we are making sure we don’t take ourselves too seriously. Rhoda looks drunk, Sarah looks clueless, and I look…well…slow.

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And finally, my friend. If it weren’t for her, I wouldn’t have even gone to Blissdom. There’s no photo editing here. The room really does glow when she walks in. Love you, Beth!

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The list truly could go on and on. I met so many wonderful women, and I have something wonderful to say about each and everyone of them. These are simply highlights. If you’ve ever wondered if these bloggers are as terrific in person as they seem on their blogs, wonder no more. They really are.  

23 comments:

These Are The Days said...

Glad you had such a good time. I wish I would have bumped into you!!

Ashley said...

the name links aren't working for me :o( but sounds like you had a great time!

Richella said...

Gosh, Chris, you made me cry. Honestly.

You really were in the power-packed room, weren't you? I can imagine the late-night conversations y'all must have had.

I'm so glad you were in Nashville. Meeting you was a pleasure through and through. I really appreciate your welcoming spirit, both online and in person. You may live in the frozen North, but your heart is plenty warm. Thank you!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Oh my, what an awesome post!!! Justa, you are going to make me cry!! I knew I would love you too -- and I did. ;) I'm so lucky to call you a friend. You girls are all such a blessing.
Next year I want my own private pat, umkay??
How are you feeling? Better?

Kim @ Sand and Sisal said...

What a sweet post! You are quite loved by all your readers, remember that!!! It was so nice to meet you at Blissdom. What a wonderful few days it was!

Southern Gal said...

Great pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Shaunna said...

You are makin my day. That's all for now. And, because I can never just stop at one thing, hope you're feeling better. And DITTO. You are adorable. :-)
shaunna

Brandee Mask said...

This seems like such a wonderful time and you and "your girls" look like ya'll had a great time:)

Decorchick! said...

Great post Chris! So sad I didn't get to meet you. Boo-hoo! You are beautiful I don't know what you are talking about!!

alimoll said...

I LOVE hearing about everyone's experience at Blissdom! Sounds like the best time! I am hoping to go next year! Fingers crossed! :)

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Aw, I'm such a sap. My eyes are a little misty looking at our pics. I miss you all so much! Thanks for being such an amazing woman, Chris. I am honored to be one of your many bloggy bff's! We have to try and see each other before another entire year passes!

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

Loved this post, Chris. I completely agree with your thoughts on Richella, Traci, and Marian because those are the only ones I got to hang out with for a little bit. Would have loved to have met you!! So glad you were able to go and have a wonderful time~

Miss Mustard Seed said...

The picture at the end with the fog around Beth made me laugh so hard. Cute. I also grabbed the goofy picture of us. So fun.

Lindsey @ Better After said...

I would love to go to Blissdom! Maybe next year. Save me a seat, because it looks super fun!

Centsational Girl said...

What a great recap Chris ! You captured all the personalities perfectly!

So delighted to finally meet you! I wish we'd had more time together, so I am looking forward to our next reunion cause I'm gonna nuzzle up right next to you!

Home girls rock, so happy to hang with all of you. Fun times!

xo
Kate

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Fantastic post!! It was so great to get to spend time and hang out with you this weekend! I hope that you are feeling better now!! :)

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

Awwww! So sweet! So glad you had such a great time.

HouseMama said...

What a fantastic group of women you stayed with! I bet the trip was a blast. Thanks for sharing your photos.

Audrey @ Foreclosed to Fabulous said...

Looks like an amazing time! Girl time is so important :-)

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Chris,
This is such a great post! I love your pics. Hope you don't mind if I borrow a couple. :)
I am so glad I got to meet you in person. I wish I could have spent more time with you, though. I should have crashed your room one night!! Maybe next year, right?
You are such a beautiful person!!!
Luv u!
Traci

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

Love the glowy picture of Beth! I'm really bummed I didn't even get to see you from afar!! I would've loved to meet you and tell you how much I love your humor in person:)

Jodi said...

How exciting and how much fun! Someday I would love to go to a conference!

My hubby is on his way to the Opry Land Hotel for a conference for his work, he was there last year, said it's a beautiful place!

House Queen said...

WOW..you were in my state! Hope you enjoyed yourself!

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